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Olivier House Hotel
Ranked #13 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 October 2013

In comparison to my sister/ brother in-law's suite across the street at St. Marie- our stay was great!.

We stayed in room 202, which has two double beds located upstairs in the loft area. You could even fit more people downstairs on the pull out couch. There was also a kitchen area with small fridge and microwave.

It seemed that our bathroom was slowly being updated- the sink/vanity was a nice granite top with an ornate open area below for towels. The shower had a hideous shower curtain with days of the week ladies on it... and the shower is in need of updating or at least cleaning of mold.

The price for our room (Fri-Mon) was very reasonable for the location (around corner from Bourbon) and for the room amenities.

The pool was really cute and temperature was cool, in relation to the humid air we walked through all day.

The staff was friendly and accommodating. Offered up coffee and gave great suggestions for food.

We love to stay at old historic inns/bed and breakfasts and this was perfect for us! We will be back to stay here. Next time we will get a room with a balcony.

Room Tip: get a room with a balcony
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Could not have picked a better place to stay. Seriously.

I live in Philly and was traveling to NOLA for my wedding last weekend. After a long search for the PERFECT place to stay for me, my now husband and the rest of our "fun loving" (or crazy) wedding party I finally stumbled onto The Olivier House Hotel. We knew we wanted a smaller hotel where we could easily find each other and this hotel seemed to be the right place. Walking into The Olivier House it's like walking into an oasis .. like another country. There's trees growing out of the brick buildings and different types of plants and trees everywhere you look. A little tiny pool in the middle of the hotel is the icing on the cake.
Now, after saying all that .. this place is not the Four Seasons either. The rooms are all different .. some with brand new bathrooms and some with bathrooms that might not have been updated since the 80's. BUT that doesn't even matter because this place has CHARM. Not to mention the fact that there was 25 of us staying in this place on top of ANOTHER wedding party ... maybe a couple late night pool parties ... and still, not a SINGLE noise complaint.
The people that work here .. Chris, Bobby .. were great! So helpful and accommodating - anything we needed they would provide or at least try and help with.
If you want a true New Orleans experience during your next stay you should definitely consider staying at this hotel. I promise .. you will be in love.
Until next time, Olivier House. :-)

Room Tip: We stayed in the Creole Cottage on the main floor with it's own private courtyard (Room 114) but...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We were at this place during Hurricane (not) Karen and we had a great time. It's actually 3 houses joined into one, so sometimes getting from here to there is interesting. My husband and kids took the stairs and I took the elevator which was through two courtyards and down a hall. But a pretty trip!

We had the Honeymoon Suite, 216, which is a bedroom and sitting room combo. The bed was a beautiful 4-poster and the furniture was antique-ish - certainly period. It overlooked Toulouse, which could get noisy at night, so if you want quiet take a courtyard room. Our kids had a another junior suite with a loft bedroom across the hall, not as fancy but really cute.

The people at the front desk were very helpful, and the morning coffee and biscotti were great.

If you're looking for funky New Orleans, try this place. If you want spiffy or fancy, make yourself happy and go somewhere else.

Pros:
Atmosphere, in spades!
Helpful staff

Cons:
If you need a reading light, bring one with you. These houses were 1800's, wired much later (obviously), not many outlets and not always convenient.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank skyhunt2007
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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

We came to NOLA to get married and stayed at the Olivier House a week before the wedding and then a few days after. We needed a place that we could have people over if need be during this time of final planning. It was awesome and just what we were hoping for! As some of the other reviews say, if you are looking for a traditional cookie cutter hotel, this is not the place for you! There is nothing cookie cutter about this place. From the time you walk in the door, you will be taken by the antique pieces that decorate the efficient foyer. A staff person will greet with a warm hello at the front desk, and I do mean an old style desk and chair, where the hotel ledger is still written by hand in a big ledger book. Our room was 112 and it is fantastically different. It has a loft balcony where there is a a king sized bed and one bath with a shower and then another bath with a deep tub on the main floor. The main floor also has a little kitchenette area with a microwave, mini fridge, toaster, sink area, and some dishes (as does all the rooms). Also a table with 4 chairs, an easy chair and a sofa sleeper. Each room in this hotel built in the 1800's is different. The hospitality and service is excellent. Jon, Chris, the owner Bobby, and his sweet niece whose name escapes me were all very accommodating. My husband surprised me with roses, champagne, and fresh strawberries lite by candlelight, all arranged while we were at our wedding! As an added NOLA bonus, this room had a fountain, and huge tropical plants that great you upon entering. It has it's own porch and opens up to the inner courtyard which is cozy. They do have a pool but the water appeared murky....not sure what was going on with that. If you're looking for southern hospitality without the frills... This is the place for you...as long as you don't care that the towels and sheets may not match!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Girl trip and we loved the Olivier House! Great room with a beautiful modern bath. Historic bulging with modern comfort, every room has micro and mini fridge hidden in a lovely piece of furniture. The staff was amazing. John gave us the history of the house, carried our bag and made a mean espresso. He also gave us wonderful recommendations. Even has a pool in the courtyard. In the quarter.

Room Tip: Balconey rooms face courtyard. We liked the street level room but could be noise on a busy weekend.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights for our first time visiting NOLA. At first our jaw dropped when we saw the room we had for just having a "Standard Room" the furniture was very cool and not just kitschy. My boyfriend and I just loved the antique and bamboo furniture as well as the decor. To get to our room we had to go behind a grand spiral staircase to a door that lead to a hallway covered in plants, antique chairs, and tables to drink some coffee and enjoy the weather. This is a very neat hotel where each room is different, there is an awesome swimming area, and another outdoor garden area near the parlor. You are in the heart of NOLA. You literally take a right outside your hotel and you are in Bourbon street, or just a 5$ taxi ride away from Frenchmen Street, which is where we were most nights.

We only truly had two complaints that are easily fixable. The first is, we had problems connecting to the wifi (which is really intended for the parlor and lobby where it works great, but I was hoping to do some work in the lovely room). I do not recommend this hotel if you are looking for strictly business purposes. My boyfriend gave the concierge some low cost tips on how to get Wifi to extend to the rest of the building.The second complaint is that the room's beautiful french doors were covered in a lovely lace material which looked absolutely beautiful but since the bathroom was downstairs in front of the door it didn't leave for a whole lot of privacy.

If you are looking for a wonderful NOLA experience, this is the place. I already booked them for our next trip. The lights often flicker when the AC starts which could be one of their many "hauntings" but I honestly thought it added to the charm of the place.To book at this hotel you need to call in, but it is so worth it and the staff is so friendly and nice, they will give you great tips and will go out of their way to help you out! One big plus that won us over is there is no classism here, you could look like a slob or like you are a million bucks, everyone gets treated like a V.I.P. This is why I give them a 5/5 rating overall because this place has a lot of character and is totally a lot of fun! It made our stay awesome, at the end of the day when we were exhausted my boyfriend said it felt like he was "Coming Home".

Room Tip: The standard rooms are awesome. We got a Jr. Suite and the beds are on a second story loft but I'...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Staff was Five Stars. Accommodations a bit less. Furniture was eclectic, bathrooms were updated, not period and I was ok with that. If you like history, charm and funk, you'll be just fine here. Convenient stumbling distance from Bourbon Street but totally quiet and insulated from the crowds. The courtyard pool was cloudy and out of commission while we were there, which was a shame cause it was one the main reasons we chose Olivier House. Sofa in our room was slightly musty but everything was perfectly clean.

Room Tip: Room 112 for sure. Bi-Level up a circular cast iron stair case to the king bed. Fun.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 828 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70112
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#31 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range: £134 - £278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Olivier House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Olivier House Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It is a unique and historic property that was originally constructed in 1839 as a Creole townhouse for the wealthy Olivier family. It has been privately owned and operated as the Olivier House Hotel since 1970. The hotel offers 42 unique guest rooms, lovely public areas, a refreshing outdoor pool, and paid off street parking. The Olivier House Hotel maintains a feeling of old world New Orleans, while providing modern conveniences such as free wireless internet and flat screen TVs in all rooms. The Olivier House Hotel represents New Orleans, and feels a responsibility to share our unique history, traditions, and culture in order to enhance the experience of guests to our city. Guests at the Olivier House Hotel can feel at home in the French Quarter, while experiencing the best New Orleans has to offer. ... more   less 
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